Boots

Close up view of two the toe boxes different gaucho ninja barefoot handmade boots to show the difference between the bespoke and standard sizes

Gaucho Ninja Review – Handmade Barefoot Boots

I found the Gaucho Ninja shop last year when I was writing my Etsy Barefoot Shoe finds post. Lisandro (shop owner and shoemaker) had not heard of the barefoot movement. And yet there he was, intuitively making natural footwear from his knowledge as a martial artist.

Wear This, Not That: The Timberland Look Minus the Bunions

I used to think good shoes were ugly. Little did I know there was an entire market of healthy footwear that didn’t squish your toes, and still looked like normal shoes! In this series we’re going to find barefoot alternatives to popular styles.

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The Best Barefoot and Minimalist Shoes for Kids

Picking out shoes for my kids is always an ordeal. My boys have to like them, they can’t be too expensive, and they have to meet my requirements for healthy footwear. But over the years we’ve found options that we both love.

A top down image of 4 pairs of black Xero barefoot shoes sitting on tile. The Alpine waterproof vegan snowboot, the leather Phoenix ballet flat, the knit phoenix, and the hemp vegan Aptos slip on sneaker

Xero Shoes Review – Pheonix, Aptos, Alpine

Xero Shoes has surprised us with a line up of awesome new styles for the fall! Over the years Xero has been expanding their collection to include barefoot shoes for more occasions, so I am especially stoked to see they are releasing a women’s dress flat AND a snow boot…

a top down view of a row of vegan barefoot shoes, with a person wearing the middle pair. Show are yellow Mukishoes, Feelgrounds Original, Red Ahinsa boots, Belenka eazy sneakers, and Oesh townie flats

The Complete List of Vegan Barefoot Shoes

Are you committed to wearing shoes that are minimalist AND vegan? It’s hard enough to find barefoot shoes for every occasion, but if you add in a non-animal requirement you have to dig a little deeper…

What is a minimalist barefoot shoe? Flat, Flexible, and foot-shaped

The Best Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Brands for Beginners

If you are new to minimalist footwear, it can take some getting used to. Especially if you’ve been wearing supportive shoes your whole life, you may find that barefoot shoes are an extreme change. Who knew the ground was so hard?? …

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Unshoes Giveaway

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* Unshoes is one of my favorite barefoot brands. They’re down-to-earth, friendly, and committed to making great shoes. Last year we hosted a Saffron

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